Limbo IPA | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Limbo IPALimbo IPA
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4.08/5
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1,967 Ratings
Limbo IPALimbo IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A big, mouth-watering IPA, brimming with all the flavors and aromas of the new breed of hops coming from Australia and the Pacific Northwest.

Added by luvbier on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,534
Reviews:
248
Ratings:
1,967
pDev:
10.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,967 |  Reviews: 248
Photo of mikeinportc
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No apparent dating, so unsure of it's age.
Pours an almost glowing orange-amber, with moderate white head and lacing.

Aroma is booze/solvent(not in a bad way)/dank/floral hops.

Flavor is same as aroma, plus at least four separate, not-quite-identifiable (too brief) fruity sensations. One is tangerine-like, but not quite that.

Feel and carbonation are both smooth, and barely noticeable, though by no means is it under-carbonated. Just right to enjoy, without thinking about it.

Overall, very good, and easy-drinking, with the 7.6% abv all but invisible, despite the aroma. I'll be getting more of this.

Additional note : for those of you that are regular imbibers of the Enjoy By series, this is very similar to the best (to me) iterations of that, with perhaps more (brief) fruity notes in the middle.

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Photo of Curt3
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hrtl
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amazing initial fruity/citrus punch, but something about the aftertaste was a little off-putting to me, but I didn't mind it too much. Overall a great beer. Packs a punch but doesn't taste too boozy @ 7.6%.

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Photo of haines710
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle with thin head and hazy dark orange color. Has a malty taste which gives it a little boozy feel but still some fruity citrus notes which is more apparent in the smell. This is an interesting beer. I enjoyed slow drinking in the evening. Nice ale.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coltron23
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wflamholtz
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deeman13
2.77/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dodo2step
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- light orange that is hazy. half finger frothy head with lined lacing.

S- bready and sweet fruit malt like...cherry. biscuity and buttery as well.

F- sweet bready and biscuit malts with sour cherry flavor.

M- sour and medium bodied for a double IPA. Goes down fairly easy though.

O- great flavor and appeal. it gets stronger as you go but good all the same.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good looking with plenty of lace. Nose is tropical fruit and a touch of balance but still all hop in tone.

Plenty of buttered bread and biscuit notes keep this from being one dimensional, although the pine notes do come on strong. The texture really holds up well. This is not terribly complex but it does provide a fruity, piney mix that satisfies nicely. Definitely has some versatility and should be given an effort by all hop heads.

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Photo of Timtac
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lonborgski
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz bottle to my Austin Street Teku glass.
Deep clear reddish copper (brings to mind Apple's iPhone "Rose Gold"). Light port? Not much of a head.
Smell of sweet hops--cherry toast.
Taste sweeter than most IPAs. This is not what I'm looking for in beer. Bottle says 80 IBUs, but I taste very little bitterness. I think the malt is overpowering the hops in a clear reddish copper beer.
Feel--unremarkable.
Overall--I just didn't like the taste. There are too many other crisper, more refreshing beers out there to work on developing a taste for this one.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdiiorio
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBearfish
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chicagoish
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwhancher
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear golden yellow with some darker hues when poured into a tulip glass. Smells hoppy but not quite my cup of tea: a weird blueberry, grapefruit rind and some peach. Some hints of underlying crystal malts along with toast & biscuit. Tastes much better than in the nose in my personal opinion. Fruity & juicy citrus hops dominate with supportive malt character. The distracting blueberry note seems to meld well or disappear in taste. I would chalk that up to perhaps a weird hop interaction. Feels medium bodied with good carbonation and some alcohol warmth. Overall, an interesting IPA - not a personal favorite but intriguing to try.

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Photo of MrJuengling
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Limbo IPA from Long Trail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,967 ratings